Protecting Yourself From The Coronavirus

Updated: Apr 2

March 22, 2020

As a real estate agent, you will come in contact with hundreds of people on an almost daily basis. You will touch dozens of doorknobs and hundreds of more surfaces, all of which could expose you to the coronavirus. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the severity of the virus, people everywhere are being asked to practice social distancing. Still, homebuyers are shopping for homes and real estate agents are selling them.

Keeping that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ways that you can protect yourself against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Let’s get started:

What Is The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?

COVID-19 presents itself with a set of specific symptoms which, separately, don’t seem like anything to be concerned about. Even together, the COVID-19 symptoms resemble the common cold. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: • Fever • Cough • Shortness Of Breath 

If you have these symptoms and your condition is getting worse, consult your physician. If you do not have these symptoms, avoid contact with others do your best to self-quarantine.

Staying Safe

According to the World Health Organization, “you can reduce your risk of infection if you:

· Clean hands frequently with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. This is especially important before, during and after a home showing.

· Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or flexed elbow.

· Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. Be sure to request that your clients reschedule a home showing if you are sick, or if they, or someone in their home is sick.

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